Battlefield Jaffna Abandoned They Fought

Battlefield Jaffna: Abandoned, They Fought…

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ISBN: 9789390961481

Author : Col Sunil Kotnala

Price: Rs. 495

Binding: PB


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About the Book

On the night of 12 October 1987, in a Special Heliborne Operation, 150 soldiers of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) were trapped inside Jaffna University, Sri Lanka, surrounded by fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). As the rest of the IPKF force desperately tried to break through the well-entrenched LTTE defences, the soldiers found themselves slowly bleeding to death. Miserably behind schedule, outnumbered and outgunned with ammunition and supplies fast dwindling and no reinforcements in sight—the rescuers fought with their backs, literally, to the wall. With the politicians playing their own games and the Indian spy agencies supporting the LTTE against them, the IPKF fought to determine who was friend and foe. Battlefield Jaffna takes you into the heart of the struggle, right in the middle of the most brutal, intense and dirty battle fought in Sri Lanka. It is a story of men without bullets—of men with only their courage left to defend themselves as the battle wore on.

About the Author

Col Sunil Kotnala

With vast and in-depth knowledge of nation's internal security, Col Sunil Kotnala is a third-generation Army officer. He was commissioned in the 5th Battalion The Garhwal Rifles and went on to command a ‘Special Operations’ battalion on the Indo-Tibet Border. In 25 years of his service, he had a wide operational spectrum all across India. He served in Kashmir as well as in the insurgency-infested North East. A Garhwali by birth, he is a natural and keen mountaineer. Col Kotnala has been awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card and General Officer Commanding, Northern Command Commendation Card twice for his outstanding services. He published his first book, Holy Warriors, in 2017 which is now being converted into a web series. It is based on his personal experiences fighting terrorism in Kashmir. This is his second attempt at writing.

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